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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 12, 2009 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7/5/95 Ticket Info from the Grateful Dead


This Darkness Got To Give

Dear Dead Heads:

This is the way it looks to us from the stage:

Your justly-renowned tolerance and compassion have set you up to be used. At Deer Creek, we watched many of you cheer on and help a thousand fools kick down the fence and break into the show. We can't play music and watch plywood flying around endangering people. The security and police whom those people endangered represent us, work for us -- think of them as us. You can't expect mellow security if you're throwing things at them. The saboteurs who did this can only do it if all Dead Heads allow them to. Your reputation is at stake.

Don't you get it?

Over the past thirty years we've come up with the fewest possible rules to make the difficult act of bringing tons of people together work well -- and a few thousand so-called Dead Heads ignore those simple rules and screw it up for you, us and everybody. We've never before had to cancel a show because of you. Think about it.

If you don't have a ticket, don't come. This is real. This is first a music concert, not a free-for-all party. Secondly, don't vend. Vending attracts people without tickets. Many of the people without tickets have no responsibility or obligation to our scene. They don't give a shit. They act like idiots. They think it's just a party to get as trahed as possible at. We're all supposed to be about higher consciousness, not drunken stupidity.

It's up to you as Dead Heads to educate these people, and to pressure them into acting like Dead Heads instead of maniacs. They can only get away with this crap if you let them. The old slogan is true: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Want to end the touring life of the Grateful Dead? Allow bottle-throwing gate crashers to keep on thinking they're cool anarchists instead of the creeps they are.

Want to continue it? Listen to the rules, and pressure others to do so. A few more scenes like Sunday night, and we'll quite simply be unable to play. The spirit of the Grateful Dead is at stake, and we'll do what we have to do to protect it. And when you hear somebody say "Fuck you, we'll do what we want," remember something.

That applies to us, too.

Phil, Jerry, Bobby, Mickey, Billy and Vince

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Poster: rippleguides Date: Jan 12, 2009 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7/5/95 Ticket Info from the Grateful Dead

I echo Keller's thoughts on the subject. If you haven't heard it check it out. I remember holding my two year old son and watching the morons spill over the fence. Of course he fell asleep around Drums/Space when I picked him up at the end of the show he waved to the stage and said "Bye, bye Jerry" little did I know how correct he was. Anyway check out this link if you haven't heard it yet.

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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 13, 2009 1:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7/5/95 Ticket Info from the Grateful Dead

I was hitchhiking in the desert on this date in Grateful Dead History. 119 degrees in the shade. Once arriving in COCO I was Jailed, as usual. I remember getting off the transport bus that morning in West County and hearing Jerry had passed..... but I know he's here.

how true is that ? I offered my motorcycle helmet to a gal one nite, she replied "no thanks, tonight is a goodnight to die." 10 minutes later, my buddy's bike went down and she broke her neck on a tree trunk.

I hope the Vicious Hippies Tour this spring and teach these wannabe sudo's a real lesson on kindness.

VH Event Staff Rules !

This post was modified by Bassy Twang on 2009-01-13 09:03:34